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Tánaiste Joan Burton: “We have to respond as human beings to the biggest crisis that has faced Europe.”

Tánaiste Joan Burton has said she would like to see Ireland accept as many 5,000 people mainly from Syria and Eritrea as programme refugees. The figur(...)

Beder Jasim, from Aleppo in Syria and his friend Ibrahim  Momtaz. “We feel great now. Thank you to Austria. In Hungary things were very bad, and we were scared. Now we feel safe” said Mr Jasim.

Thousands of migrants have arrived in Germany and Austria after Hungary eased travel restrictions and let them continue their westward voyage, giving (...)

A young Muslim woman speaks to a German policewoman as migrants who had arrived on a train from Hungary transfer to a chartered commuter train at Munich Hauptbahnhof main railway station. Photograph: Sean Gallup/Getty Images

The UK is revisiting the possibility of military action in Syria in an effort to tackle the migration crisis that saw thousands of migrants arrive in(...)

Simon Coveney: “I am not going to start judging other countries.” Photograph: The Irish Times

Minister for Defence Simon Coveney has moved to distance Ireland from the hardline stance being adopted by some European Union countries to the growin(...)

A section of the crowd gathered at the Famine Memorial on Custom House Quay in solidarity  with people seeking refuge in Europe.  Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Up to 1,000 people gathered in Dublin today to express solidarity with people seeking refuge in Europe. Protesters heard calls for the Government to (...)

Refugees cheer as they cross the border arriving from Hungary to Austria. Photograph: Roland Schlager/EPA

Chancellor Angela Merkel has said her country will not stop anyone from seeking asylum, as thousands of migrants desperate to leave Hungary make their(...)

A young migrant girl holds up a handmade sign outside Keleti train station in Budapest, Hungary, September 3rd. REUTERS/Leonhard Foeger

Minister for Defence Simon Coveney has said that Ireland’s response to the current refugee crisis in Europe is, and has been, a generous one. There is(...)

Bishop Brendan Leahy of Limerick. File photographer: Dara Mac Dónaill /The Irish Times.

The Catholic Bishop of Limerick Brendan Leahy has called for the State, NGOs, the Catholic Church and other organisations to work together to help fin(...)

Migrants wait to cross Greek Macedonian border near the town of Idomeni, Northern Greece. Photograph: Sakis Mitrolidis/AFP/Getty Images

The Government should welcome more refugees and migrants than the 600 people the State agreed to accept through the EU relocation programme, according(...)

Migrants protest outside Keleti station in central Budapest after it was closed to them  on September 1st, 2015. Photograph:  Matt Cardy/Getty Images

Europe for me is and always has been a community of values. This is something of which we should be proud. We have the highest asylum standards in the(...)

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